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Obituary: Lawrence DellaVecchia

June 21, 2016
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Lawrence DellaVecchia, 71, of Southington, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Vitas Hospice in Waterbury. He was born in Southington on Oct. 21, 1944, the son of the late Andrew and Helen (Yawin) DellaVecchia. He was a graduate of Southington High School. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Prior…

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Obituary: Vera Zercie

June 21, 2016
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Vera (Grimaldi) Zercie, 86, of Southington, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Bradley Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Maritn J. Zercie. She was born in Southington on July 21, 1929, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Elvira (Tito) Grimaldi. Vera retired from the former Citizen’s National Bank. She…

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Obituary: Pearl Hrablook

June 21, 2016
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Pearl (Gallob) Hrablook, 93, formerly of Plantsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Bel-Air Manor in Newington. She had been the loving wife of the late Sam Hrablook. Born December 15, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY to the late George and Anna (Singer) Gallob, she was a long time resident of Long Island,…

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Knight spikers rally to CCC finals

June 1, 2016
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Jack Dietz takes on two East Hartford defenders at the CCC tournament finals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the second time this season, the Blue Knights fell to top-ranked East Hartford, but Lou Gianacopolos still feels like the third time will be the charm. Southington fell to the Hornets in the CCC tournament championship last week, but Gianacopolos said that there were major differences from that regular season…

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YMCA Director to run for Race4Chase

May 25, 2016
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Beginning on June 1, executive directors from both the Southington Community YMCA and Waterbury YMCA will kick off a teamwork pledge to run 4 miles each day as a fundraiser for their free youth triathlon program, Race4Chase. The program is named for Chase Kowalski, a boy that died during the Sandy Hook tragedy. and it…

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Spikers struggle: First week without a win

May 19, 2016
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The Blue Knight volleyball team went 0-2 last week to fall to 11-3, but it was their first two losses they suffered since losing to top-ranked East Hartford (14-0) on April 15. The Knights began the week at Newington on Monday, May 9 where they took the Indians to a fifth set, but fell short,…

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Meet the winners of Junior Miss Southington

May 18, 2016
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The Junior Miss Southington pageant crowned its latest collection of queens in a pageant held May 15 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The girls were judged on private interview with judges, talent, casualwear, and evening gown. This year’s winners are: Teen Miss Southington: Katerina Belales. Teen Miss Plantsville: Kaylee Brennan. Junior Teen Miss Southington:…

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Knights looking for 1 more win

May 12, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (6-6) extended their losing streak to three games with a pair of loses this past week, but they are not out of contention from making the Class L tournament. Floundering against the Falcons Southington made a trip out to Middletown on Tuesday, May 3, where they fell to…

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Spikers qualify for state tourney

May 5, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since losing to East Hartford, 3-1, last month, the Blue Knights (8-1) have won four-straight matches, taking three on the road this past week, and reserving a seat for the Class L tournament. Southington trekked to Trumbull (7-5) on Monday, April 25 for their first road game of the season, and…

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Junior Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for May 15

May 2, 2016
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The Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization is seeking contestants for its annual pageant on Sunday, May 15 at The Aqua Turf in Plantsville. Contestants can be ages 5 to seniors in high school. Areas of competition are interview skills, casual wear, fitness, evening wear, on-stage question and talent(which only counts for 15 percent of the…

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